September 8 2014

The highly anticipated 183-key hotel development, Level Hotel, located at 55 Wythe has brought on the team at Gunn Landscape Architecture to design a series of landscaped outdoor venues from the ground level up, including the largest elevated public space in the Williamsburg area.
With the strong architectural gesture of the building, the sloping land forms, native plantings, and leafy canopies made from woven live willow branches are intended create a setting that tempers the journey from a surrounding industrial context and usual play of straight modern lines. Along with the 20,000 sq ft elevated garden, the project also includes a street-level retail plaza designed with a green wall and a scattering of trees, stretching one full city block. In addition the design includes a large outdoor bar and a modern, spill-over reflecting pool on a deck several stories up.